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Nation Apr 27FBI says it won’t disclose how it accessed locked iPhone
The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it lacks enough "technical information" about the software vulnerability that was…
Nation Apr 25Justice Department wants states to make it easier for ex-prisoners to obtain IDs
WASHINGTON — States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday.
Economy Apr 11U.S., Goldman Sachs, reach $5B settlement over risky mortgages
The Justice Department on Monday announced a roughly $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, with the government accusing the bank of misleading investors about the quality of…
Politics Apr 08Justice Dept. gives Congress documents on Fast and Furious
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department said Friday that it had given to Congress additional documents related to the botched gun-smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious.
Nation Feb 25FBI chief: Apple issues are hardest he’s seen in government
WASHINGTON — The policy issues raised in the Justice Department's dispute with Apple Inc. over a locked iPhone represent the "hardest question I've seen in government, and it's going to require negotiation and conversation," FBI Director James Comey said Thursday…
Nation Feb 08Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement.
Nation Jan 26Task force recommends how to cut U.S. prisoner count by 60,000
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department should limit the types of cases it brings and more nonviolent criminals should be steered toward probation and away from prison, according to task force recommendations designed to cut the federal inmate count and save…
Nation Jan 04Justice Department, EPA sue Volkswagen over emissions-cheating software in diesel cars
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States, potentially exposing the company to billions in fines for clean air violations.
Nation Dec 31How federal law draws a line between free speech and hate crimes
WASHINGTON — Incendiary rhetoric has seeped into 2016 presidential politics, surfaced in the public debate over accepting Syrian refugees into the U.S. and popped up repeatedly following terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.
Nation Dec 11U.S. officials search for missed red flags ahead of San Bernardino shooting
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government appears not to have picked up on extremist messages exchanged during the online courtship two years ago between the American-born man accused in the California shootings and his then-fiancée in Pakistan, according to lawmakers detailing…